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Published 8 September 2021
Leading international law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced it has once again been named one of the ‘Top 30 Employers for Working Families’ by charity Working Families.
The list is based on an assessment of the UK’s top family-friendly employers against a benchmark which scores organisations on their flexible and family-friendly policies and practices.
The rigorous benchmarking process reviews the policies firms have in place to support mothers, fathers and carers, and assesses the way in which they are integrated into organisational strategy and culture.
In March, DACB announced the launch of its new innovative approach to working, entitled Flex Forward. It offers three types of dynamic, location-based working – office-focused, hybrid, and fully flex – to provide each colleague with maximum flexibility for their role. Flex Forward also introduces a more flexible approach to working hours, to support colleagues with their commitments outside of work, including caring and parental responsibilities.
It follows the introduction in September 2020 of DACB’s Reconnect programme, which supports legal professionals considering a return to the profession following an extended career break, for instance to have a family or provide care.
DACB Managing Partner David Pollitt says, “We’re proud of our commitment to our colleagues, and providing an inclusive environment in which all of our people can thrive.
“Flex Forward is a major step in our ‘Life That Works’ proposition, which aims to provide greater flexibility to our colleagues and improved coverage and service to our clients. Working families are at the heart of this; our vision is to make DACB the place talented people want to work, and part of that is giving carers and parents the freedom and flexibility to work and raise a family simultaneously."
Working Families is the UK’s work-life balance charity helping working parents and carers — and their employers — find a better balance between responsibilities at home and in the workplace.